Dr. Xuegang (Jeff) Ban is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington. His research interests are in transportation network system modeling and simulation, urban traffic system modeling and operations, transportation big data analytics, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
His research develops modeling tools to study dynamic transportation networks with emerging technologies and systems such as connected/automated vehicles and shared mobility. He also works on urban traffic systems modeling and performance evaluation using mobile sensing data.
He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2010), and the New Faculty Award by the Council of University Transportation Centers and American Road & Transportation Builders Association (2012). His research has been funded by the NSF, US DOT, Volvo Foundation, and various state and local transportation agencies.
Dr. Ban serves on the Network Modeling Committee (ADB30) and the Vehicle Highway Automation Committee (AHB30) of Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies. He was the elected Vice Chair (2010-2011) and Chair (2012-2013) of the ITS SIG (cluster) under Transportation Science and Logistics (Society) of INFORMS.
He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, Networks and Spatial Economic, and Transportmetrica B: Dynamics, and serves on the editorial board of Transportation Research Part B, Part C. His research has produced more than 100 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings. More details of his research work can be found here.